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Doc_J
08-12-2012, 11:21 AM
This is a lightly used concert scale banjo uke made by the Melrose Banjo Company in the USA. This banjo uke has an 8" rim with a real Remo banjo head. The Brass/Nickel hardware is heavy-duty and high quality, the scale is 15-1/2" with 1-1/2” width at the nut with geared banjo tuners. It is loud and bright due to the 1/4'' thick rolled brass tone ring.

This is a high quality instrument (similar to a Beansprout banjo quality) While it has Aquila strings on it, the banjo uke is built so that it could be strung with metal strings. The instrument is very solid and weighs about 5 pounds. I have been happy with it, but I’m just not a banjolele player, so it sits most of the time, unplayed.

The Melrose banjolele has got a terrific ‘old-time’ sound to it, not harsh like some banjoleles. It is in good shape but not perfect condition. Here’s some pics and sound samples. Old tunes sound great on it.

Sound sample 1 https://www.box.com/s/317b7411c23fc6cdc7d4

Sound sample 2 is http://snd.sc/xksl1G

SOLD

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=41174&d=1344139489
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=41173&d=1344139465
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=41172&d=1344139443
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=41175&d=1344139505

Doc_J
08-13-2012, 06:29 PM
A couple more pics.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=41176&d=1344139523
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=41170&d=1344139392

Hippie Dribble
08-13-2012, 06:57 PM
totally awesome BU Doc and a really great price. If I was in the market it'd be gone by now. All the best in the sale mate, someone is in for a real treat with this...

Doc_J
08-15-2012, 07:52 AM
This uke is SOLD.